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DNA Analysis May Reveal When Humans Stopped Having Sex With Neanderthals

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study. In an attempt to understand why the Neanderthals are more closely related to people from outside of Africa, researchers from Harvard and the Max Planck Institute estimated that while the last sex between Neanderthals and modern humans may have occurred 37,000 to 86,000 years ago, it was most likely that it occurred 47,000 to 65,000 years ago."

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